Margot James, the minister responsible for radio in the UK, has resigned. She had been the Minister for Digital and Creative Industries since January 2018, taking over the job from Matt Hancock when he became Culture Secretary. Recently she put forward legislation that will enable the licensing of small-scale digital radio multiplexes. https://radiotoday.co.uk/2019/07/radio-minister-margot-james-resigns-from-government/
Applications have been submitted to Ofcom to acquire local digital radio in the Channel Islands. Bidders include Small Digital Planet Ltd, Nation Broadcasting and Tindle CI Broadcasting. Islanders could soon listen to local radio stations digitally, rather than on FM. The application for digital radio closed on 19 July, with one applicant planning to broadcast 25 services to Jersey, Guernsey, Herm, Sark and Alderney, using three transmitters.